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Porto-Novo Travel Guide - Travel S Helper


Porto-Novo is the capital of Benin, a West African country, and was once the capital of French Dahomey. The commune has a population of 223,552 people and occupies an area of 110 square kilometers (42 square miles).

Porto-Novo, which means “New Port” in Portuguese, is the name of the capital. It was built as a slave port, which was an essential feature of several European empires, notably the Portuguese Empire, at the time.

Porto-Novo is a port in the southern part of the nation, on an entrance of the Gulf of Guinea. It is Benin’s second-largest city, and although Porto-Novo is the formal capital and home to the national assembly, the bigger city of Cotonou serves as the seat of government, housing the majority of government buildings and ministries.

Porto-Novo – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 267,191
FOUNDED :  16th century
LANGUAGE : French (official), Fon and Yoruba
RELIGION : Christian 42.8% (Catholic 27.1%, Celestial 5%, Methodist 3.2%, other Protestant 2.2%, other 5.3%), Muslim 24.4%, Vodoun 17.3%, other 15.5%
AREA : 110 km2 (40 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 38 m (125 ft)
COORDINATES : 6°29′50″N 2°36′18″E
SEX RATIO : Male: 49.83%
 Female: 50.17%
ETHNIC : Fon and related 39.2%, Adja and related 15.2%, Yoruba and related 12.3%, Bariba and related 9.2%, Peulh and related 7%, Others 17.1%

Climate of Porto-Novo

Most days in Porto-Novo are hot and humid, with temperatures hovering around 30 degrees Celsius. From February through May, the weather is a little hotter, with average nighttime temperatures of 26 degrees Celsius.

Economy of Porto-Novo

A cement plant is located in Porto-Novo. The city is home to the Ouando Market and a branch of the Banque Internationale du Bénin, a significant bank in Benin.

Internet, Comunication in Porto-Novo

There are a lot of good internet cafés, particularly in the town center.

How To Travel To Porto-Novo

The traffic is not as bad as it is in Cotonou. However, as is the case with Cotonou, the best and most convenient method to view Porto Novo is through zemidjan. A whole day with a driver waiting for you should cost no more than 5,000cfa.BY PLAINAlthough it is...

Prices in Porto-Novo

MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$ 2.50 Tomatoes1 kg$ 1.10Cheese0.5 kg$ 1.85Apples1 kg$ 2.40Oranges1 kg$ 2.30Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Bottle of Wine1 bottle$ 9.50 Coca-Cola2 liters$ 2.00Bread1 piece$ 0.70Water1.5 l$ RESTAURANTSDinner (Low-range)for 2$ 24.00Dinner (Mid-range)for 2$ 45.00Dinner (High-range)for 2$ 90.00Mac Meal or similar1 meal$ 3.70Water0.33 l$ Cappuccino1 cup$ Beer (Imported)0.33 l$ 3.40Beer (domestic)0.5 l$ Coca-Cola0.33 l$ Coctail drink1 drink$ ENTERTAINMENTCinema2 tickets$ Gym1 month$ 45.00Men’s...

Food & Restaurants In Porto-Novo

BudgetComme Chez Soi, Rond-Point Ataké's western side. African cuisine at a reasonable price.Ambiance Maquis Katchi, Carrefour Catchi. Affordably priced establishment with a local speciality of bush rat that is pretty tasty.Mahi Restaurant is located south of Place Kokoyé. Hearty, Beninese-style dishes at a reasonable price.Mid-rangeBuvette Escale du Pont, just...

Shopping In Porto-Novo

There are around four supermarkets with a wide selection of products. The major ones to inquire about are Champignon, Paniere, and Universe 7, all of which are situated on the same road that runs through town.Adjarra Market is situated around 10 kilometers north of Porto. This market, which takes...



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